Glorious Sunsets Seen from Home on the Beautiful Chain O'Lakes
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Fox Lake house description
This newly constructed home which won the Architectural Crystal Key Award in Chicago is truly a unique site on the Chain O'Lakes. It's perfectly situated at the top of the Chain on Lake Catherine with spring fed waters reaching 45' deep and is accessible to over 10 adjacent lakes and channels by boat or car.
Built in 2011, this 5000 SF, 4 level home has spectacular western lake views. The main floor offers open space flowing from the panoramic great room with 60' HDTV and gas fireplace to the fully equipped kitchen sporting state of the art appliances and large seating area opens up to the screened in porch comfortably sitting a family after a fun-filled day on the water. A few steps up the beautiful staircase you'll find 2 private bedrooms next to a marble-tiled full bathroom. The first bedroom boasts a double bunk bed along with a pullout out couch fitted with a featherbed for comfort. The second bedroom is designed with a full featherbed mattress nestled into a fun alcove along with a twin bed. Back down the hallway, around the corner and up a few more stairs, you'll find the secluded private master suite. It features a King size bed with down comforter, entertainment system, large sumptuous master bath with a rain shower and air bubble bath spa along with a private balcony overlooking the stunning sunsets of Lake Catherine.
Venturing to the walkout level of the home, you'll find a large entertainment room with bar and 60' HDTV. A private suite in itself, this floor also encompasses a private bedroom with queen bed and is adjacent to another room equipped with a queen and twin bed outfit. In addition, there is a lovely bathroom tiled in travertine providing a spa-like experience. Outside the 10' tall 4 piece sliding glass door, you'll find yet another outdoor experience with a fire pit and lounging chairs for late night s'more roasting. Each bedroom along with the main living area and lower level entertainment room is equipped with its own HDTV sound system. The whole house is wired with Direct TV and High speed internet. Comfortably sleeping 10 people, this home still offers a cozy, inviting, kick your shoes off type of atmosphere. In addition to all the outdoor equipment available such as paddle board, single and double kayak, bocce ball, baggo, croquet, firepit, swing set, sandbox, fishing gear...there is also plenty to do indoor with cabinets chocked full of entertaining games, movie choices and good books to snuggle up and read.
- 5000 sq. ft.
- 4 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- 5 Private sleeping quarters.
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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- Coffee Maker
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- Iron & Board
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- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Lake View
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Hunting Small Game
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Water Tubing
- Pier Fishing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Equestrian Events
- Live Theater
- Outlet Shopping
- Bird Watching
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Medical Services
- Paddle Boating
- Wildlife Viewing
- Our home located at the top of the Chain O' Lakes on Lake Catherine serves as an aquatic mecca for summer leisure auch as boating, skiing, tubing, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding and cruising; while hunting, skiing, tubing, ice fishing and snowmobiling abound during the winter months. Less than an hour from Chicago and Milwaukee, it makes the ideal destination for a long weekend of relaxation or a full week of fun-filled adventure. ...moreless
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Amazing, relaxing vacation - right on the lake!
Amazing, relaxing vacation - right on the lake!
What an amazing home! The property is situated right on the lake giving great access for fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding (provided by the owner). The kitchen, dining area and great room face west - and so have stunning views of the sunset over Lake Catherine. If you take the Master bedroom you will also enjoy the same view from the private deck over-looking the garden/lake. The listing photos do not lie... it's a beautiful home, which was clean and well maintained with high-end appliances and entertainment systems. We shared the house with friends; 2 other families and the kids had a blast (aged 3-5). You obviously need to be cautious of the water and have safety rules - but we all really enjoyed the vacation. The owner was very helpful in assisting with our booking, answering questions, providing local information and promptly returned the security deposit. We would highly recommend this property/rental and are looking forward to our next stay!
- Guest Lynda (Illinois)
- Date of stay 09/20/13
- Review Submitted 09/29/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children.
Beautiful home in a great setting. I held my annual mid-year meeting here with my direct reports and it could not have gone better. There is plenty of room to conduct a meeting in and for personal space when business is completed. At the end of the day you have a porch overlooking the lake where everyone can relax.
- Guest Mike (Woodbury, MN)
- Date of stay 08/27/13
- Review Submitted 09/02/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Long weekend with friends
Long weekend with friends
We had a fabulous time at Toni's home. Four families and kiddos found plenty to do in this spacious, lovingly cared for home. Many happy memories made roasting marshmallows, using the paddleboard and kayaks, watching sunsets and enjoying the screened in porch overlooking the lake. We hope to go back again and again. Accommodations were very comfortable, everything we needed for a relaxing, peaceful, fun-filled long weekend. Thanks Toni!
- Guest amyc (Madison, WI)
- Date of stay 08/01/13
- Review Submitted 08/10/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Extended Family Getaway
Extended Family Getaway
I can not say enough regarding our recent stay. Toni, the property owner, was wonderful to work with from beginning to end. Prior to our arrival, Toni was prompt in answering our questions & ensuring the house was immaculate. Our family of 6 (4 of which are kids) and extended family (7 adults) enjoyed 5 wonderful days. The house provided plenty of room for all, activities for all ages and made our "stay away from home" better than we could have hoped for. Key highlights for us were: main floor provided an open floor plan to allow for conversation, cooking, dinning or just sitting and reading; screened in porch allowed for evening conversations without the bugs; furnished downstairs allowed for a quiet place to read/watch tv away from others; grassy backyard for sitting outside/playing bags; speaker system throughout house/screened in porch; large- upgraded kitchen for multiple cook; and use of outdoor items (paddle board, kayaks, life vests, bags/boards, lawn chairs, etc). Home is also located close to grocery stores/gas stations, pharmacies, etc. Without a doubt we will look to stay again as many family memories were made in a place that felt like home. Thank you to Toni and her family for graciously sharing their home with us. -Suzanne and Steve
- Guest Suzanne W.
- Date of stay 07/11/13
- Review Submitted 07/21/13
Owner response: It was an honor to host your lovely family for such a memorable experience. It would be our honor to welcome you back into our home anytime in the future. Moreover, thank you for returning our home to us in as an "immaculate" condition as well! cheers, toni
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Nov 12 - May 14, 2014
2 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
*Only guests on Rental Agreement are permitted on property; 24 hr on-site manager reports infractions. Violations are subject to immediate eviction; no refund of monies.
*Holiday rates differ; please check with owner.
*If permitted in writing, there is an additional $15/hr charge for early Checkin/late Checkout
*Absolutely no loud noises disrupting neighbors.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- cleaning Fee: $160
- Property Damage Protection: $69
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $300
- Taxes Included
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: My husband and 3 children have enjoyed Lake Catherine since 2005. We built our dream lake house in 2011 and have entertained numerous friends and families throughout the years capturing lots of beautiful family memories.
Why the Owner Chose Fox Lake:
The western sunsets are stunning over the tranquil lake. Its location is easy to get to from Chicago and affords city dwellers some relaxing moments chilling on a lounge chair or adventurous times enjoying water sports. Situated at the top of the Chain O'Lakes, we have the deepest freshest water and less boat traffic than other areas.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The layout of the home is conducive to large family gatherings in open inviting areas or several private retreats in separate wings of the home or 3 outdoor living environments with breathtaking views of the sparkling lake, majestic oak trees and abundant wildlife.
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Street view of lake home with attached 2.5 car garage with ample parking.
The great room has breathtaking views of the lake, gas fireplace and HDTV.
Dine out or enjoy cooking in this fully equipped gourmet kitchen.
Adjacent dining area seats additional 7 guests; note easy access to the porch.
Hallway leading up to 2 separate suites stocked with various books to read.
Master Bath with 1-way windows viewing the lake; private commode and jetted tub.
Room sleeps 6 comfortably in double bunk bed and feather bed sleeper couch w/TV.
Shower room, commode and sink area all separated by pocket doors for privacy.
Outdoor acces from lower level to an intimate conversation area with a fire pit.
Lower level bathroom with walk-in shower beautifully designed with travertine.
Water toys available to our guests can be launched directly off the pier.
Lakeside view; notice MB porch above screened porch and lower level porch.
Another view of room adjacent to kitchen, note open balcony off the MB Suite.
Two large islands comfortably seats 9 people to keep the chefs company.
Relax in the screen porch, take a nap, read a book or enjoy the evening sunsets.
Master bedroom with memory foam King bed, HDTV and outdoor balcony facing lake.
Master Bath spacious travertine shower w/2 shower heads for a spa experience.
Upper level bathroom double basin laid in soapstone and tumbled marble floors.
Large lower level entertainment area w/HDTV is stocked full of games.
One of 2 lower level sleeping areas with a Queen size bed and down comforter.
View of Lake Catherine from our pier from where you can fish or swim.
After a day of fun in the sun, kick back and take in the stunning sunset.
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